sabellic's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Will
Beneficiary's Name: Sabrina
VJ Member: sabellic
Country: Uruguay

Last Updated: 2020-05-22
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Immigration Checklist for Will & Sabrina:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Uruaguay
I-129F Sent : 2015-09-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2015-09-23
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2015-10-15
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-11-16
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2015-11-23
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2015-11-26
Interview Date : 2016-02-04
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2016-02-16
US Entry : 2016-08-01
Marriage : 2016-08-15
Comments : I got to the embassy 10 minutes before my appointment. A security guard asked for my identification card and checked my name off a list and told me to wait outside until I was called. Once I was called, I went through security and was told to take off any belts or electronics. They gave me a card and directed me to the interview office. I was the only one there! The first lady asked me for all my paperwork and checked everything off a list, then told me to go to the next window. They got my fingerprints and then told me to wait sitting down. I was called and was asked to swear that I was telling the truth. Then she started questioning me about my fiance; how we met, for how long we have visited each other, what he does for work or study, what my family thinks of him. Overall it was a good experience! She was friendly and we ended up talking about how her aunt is a dog groomer in the US. :P
She told me everything seemed fine and to pick up my visa in 2 weeks. I thanked her over a thousand times and it was over!
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 22 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 134 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2016-08-01
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 10
Comments : After a 12 hour long flight, we waited in the visitors line. The officer checked my passport and visa and told me to wait in the hall. Another officer came and asked my fiance to wait outside, and took me to another room. A couple of people were there, and after 5 minutes of waiting he took me to the famous "interrogation room." He was extremely rude, told me I was ruining my life by getting married and asked me why I waited so long to come to the US. I told him I wanted to spend as much time as possible with my family and he said I shouldn't be doing that, that k1 visas are limited and they come and go (um no?). He said my medical was expired and went to another room and made me think I was going to be denied entry. He came back and said "well I'm in a good mood today so I will let you pass."
It was a terrible experience and I can't remember most of it fortunately!


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : El Paso TX
Date Filed : 2016-11-21
NOA Date : 2016-12-12
RFE(s) : 2016-12-23
Bio. Appt. : 2017-01-12
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2017-09-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2017-09-25
Comments : Green card approved without interview


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-11-21
NOA Date : 2016-12-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2017-03-07
Date Card Received : 2017-03-15
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 106 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2016-11-21
NOA Date : 2016-12-12
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2017-03-15
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 106 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2019-08-12
NOA Date : 2019-08-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-11-13
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2020-05-14
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2020-05-21
Comments : Interview waived


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Uruaguay
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 13, 2016
Embassy Review : I got to the embassy 10 minutes before my appointment. A security guard asked for my identification card and checked my name off a list and told me to wait outside until I was called. Once I was called, I went through security and was told to take off any belts or electronics. They gave me a card and directed me to the interview office. I was the only one there! The first lady asked me for all my paperwork and checked everything off a list, then told me to go to the next window. They got my fingerprints and then told me to wait sitting down. I was called and was asked to swear that I was telling the truth. Then she started questioning me about my fiance; how we met, for how long we have visited each other, what he does for work or study, what my family thinks of him. Overall it was a good experience! She was friendly and we ended up talking about how her aunt is a dog groomer in the US. :P
She told me everything seemed fine and to pick up my visa in 2 weeks. I thanked her over a thousand times and it was over!
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Houston
Event Description
Entry Date : 2016-08-01
Embassy Review : After a 12 hour long flight, we waited in the visitors line. The officer checked my passport and visa and told me to wait in the hall. Another officer came and asked my fiance to wait outside, and took me to another room. A couple of people were there, and after 5 minutes of waiting he took me to the famous "interrogation room." He was extremely rude, told me I was ruining my life by getting married and asked me why I waited so long to come to the US. I told him I wanted to spend as much time as possible with my family and he said I shouldn't be doing that, that k1 visas are limited and they come and go (um no?). He said my medical was expired and went to another room and made me think I was going to be denied entry. He came back and said "well I'm in a good mood today so I will let you pass."
It was a terrible experience and I can't remember most of it fortunately!
Harassment Level : High


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Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
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rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
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